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northern hemisphere

1. that half of the globe lying north of the equator
2. Astronomy that half of the celestial sphere north of the celestial equator
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

Northern Hemisphere

[′nȯr·thərn ′hem·i‚sfir]
(geography)
The half of the earth north of the Equator.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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